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On April 1 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
- 1905 Petrol-engined buses replaced the short-lived steam buses on the GWR's Wolverhampton to Bridgnorth service.
- 1949 Eardington station became unstaffed.
- 1951 Stourport South signal box was taken out of use by BRBritish Rail or British Railways.
- 1968 A public enquiry was held into the future of the Hollybush Road footbridge.
- 1974 Bridgnorth was demoted to rural borough status, losing its powers to spend money maintaining Hollybush Road footbridge. The bridge was demolished in 1976 and not replaced until 1994.
- 1985 Steam Railway magazine published the notorious City of Truro "April fool" article.
- 1990 Bewdley South UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR) & DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR) distant signals were commissioned.
- 1995 The first Members Day was held.
Photos taken on 1 April:
2017: Newly arrived Shark DB993876 at Kidderminster
2017: Site of the County Boundary slip near Bridge 19
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 82
- Mitchell and Smith (2007) fig. 62.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 19
- Marshall (1989) p. 105.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 76
- Bedley South signal box on the SVR Signalling web site, SVRSevern Valley Railway News 97
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history